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ALLAN, EDWARD HADDON

Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:405313
Rank:Flying Officer
Date of Birth:21 April 1921
Place of Birth:Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Decorations:Silver Star (US)
Units:No. 24 Squadron, RAAF
No. 8 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF
No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF
Heavy Bomber Replacement Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

2 March 1941Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Aircraftman 2nd Class on Enlistment.
3 March 1941Posted to No. 3 Initial Training School, RAAF.
21 June 1941Promoted to Leading Aircraftman.
25 June 1941Posted to No. 2 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF.
5 February 1942Posted to No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, RAAF, Evans Head.
5 March 1942Promoted to Sergeant.
9 March 1942Posted to No. 8 Service Flying Training School, RAAF, Bundaberg.
10 May 1942Posted to Headquarters, North Eastern Area.
3 October 1942Awarded Silver Star (US).
20 January 1943Posted to No. 1 Reserve Personnel Pool, RAAF.
22 February 1943Posted to No. 2 Embarkation Depot, RAAF, Sandgate.
1 April 1943Promoted to Flight Sergeant.
21 October 1943Posted to No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, RAAF, Maryborough.
1 April 1944Promoted to Warrant Officer.
9 October 1944Posted to No. 1 Reserve Personnel Pool, RAAF.
27 October 1944Posted to Heavy Bomber Replacement Training Unit, RAAF.
14 December 1944Posted to No. 2 Reserve Personnel Pool, RAAF.
Posted to No. 24 Squadron, RAAF.
2 June 1945Promoted to Pilot Officer.
6 August 1945Posted to No. 2 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
7 November 1945Posted to No. 3 Personnel Depot, RAAF.
13 November 1945Discharged from Royal Australian Air Force.

Citations

Silver Star:
For gallantry in action over Lae, New Guinea on July 4, 1942. While on a daylight raid against an enemy-occupied area, the medium bomber formation in which Sergeant Allan was a lower turret gunner and radio operator was attacked by four enemy fighters during the bombing run. Sergeant Allan manned his guns and was instrumental in holding off the hostile fighters until completion of the bombing run. After the formation had dropped its bombs, it engaged in a running fight with the hostile fighters which had been joined by four to six more. Though hindered by a foggy sight, Sergeant Allan kept up a constant protective fire and probably damaged two of the enemy planes. After the enemy attack, the planes of the formation became separated because of extremely bad weather. Under difficult conditions, Sergeant Allan contacted the base by radio and having determined the location of his airplane, guided its return to its base.

External Links

World War 2 Nominal Roll

References

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, ALLAN EDWARD HADDON : Service Number - 405313 : Date of birth - 21 Apr 1921 : Place of birth - BRISBANE QLD : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE : Next of Kin - Unknown, A9300, ALLAN E H.

Record updated on 6 March 2018.


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